Department of Finance
Ludwig B. Chincarini, Associate Professor of Finance and CFA,
brings to USF over fifteen years of professional experience in the
financial industry, specializing in portfolio management,
quantitative equity management, and derivatives. He is the author
of the industry standard Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management
and a new
book about the financial crisis titled The Crisis of Crowding
Sara Xiaoya Ding, Assistant Professor, joined USF in 2011 as specialist in the fields of international finance and corporate governance. Her research and teaching span both the U.S. and Chinese markets and explore financial decision making in multinational firms, capital budgeting and analysis of foreign investments, tax, accounting, international markets, foreign currency hedging, working capital management, and financial control systems.
Barry W. Doyle, Professor of Finance, is a much admired leader
and educator in the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA programs,
having been with the School of Management since 1984. Professor
Doyle serves as acting Faculty Director at China Resources Holding
Company and Guangzhou Enterprises, overseeing their Executive MBA
Distance Learning Program as well as teaching corporate
Cathy S. Goldberg, Associate Professor in the Finance Department, is a highly accomplished scholar and teacher,
with extensive expertise in corporate finance and emerging markets,
financial integration, country risk and currency contagion. Arriving at USF in 1999 as a lecturer on Corporate
Finance, she was soon offered a term appointment as Assistant
Professor in the School of Management due to outstanding student
Term Assistant Professor
John Gonzales, Term Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance, is internationally recognized for his service work as an economist focusing on transition economies, emerging market economics and monetary policy. Dr. Gonzales teaches courses in capital market theory, corporate finance, investment and analysis, microeconomics and macroeconomics, monetary economics, equity valuation and international finance.
Associate Professor of Finance Jeff Hamrick has been
instrumental in developing USF's Master of Science in
Analytics (MSAN) program. His teaching also supports the
university's Master of Science in Financial Analysis
(MSFA) program. For the analytics program, he has designed courses
in linear regression analysis, time series analysis, multivariate
statistical analysis, and SAS programming. In the MSFA program, he
teaches econometrics and financial econometrics. Professor Hamrick
contributes his extensive knowledge of finance, mathematics, and
statistics to prepare students for both traditional jobs in finance
and cutting-edge jobs related to data science.
Robert Mefford, Professor of Finance, brings a breadth of
international experience to USF, with research emphasis on global
supply chains, lean production systems, behavioral finance, and the
productivity of global enterprises. Professor Mefford's
business acumen is founded on senior management positions with
leading health care providers including Blue Cross and Kaiser
Foundation Health Plan.
Department Chair / Term Assistant Professor
Frank Ohara, Finance Department Chair, is recognized for his dedication to teaching excellence by the School of Management as the six-time recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award. Establishing the USF National Honor Society Chapter of the International Financial Management Association, Ohara continues to serve as faculty advisor for the organization today.
Richard Puntillo, Professor of Finance, brings real world experience in due diligence and guiding corporate financial decision making to his MBA finance courses and has been recognized as one of the School's top teachers, winning a total of six awards for distinguished teaching.
Manuel Tarrazo, Professor of Finance, teaches
graduate and undergraduate classes in corporate finance and
investment management. His widely published research focuses on
applying emerging methodologies to portfolio optimization and
corporate financial planning. As a prolific writer and noted
lecturer, Dr. Tarrazo has brought visionary mathematical concepts
to bear on a wide range of business decision making
Professor Nicholas Tay specializes in quantitative finance
with emphasis on human behaviors. He researches how individual
idiosyncrasies, social dynamics, informational asymmetry, and
institutional constraints interplay to affect the pricing of
financial assets, efficiency and stability of financial markets and
institutions, as well as the larger economy.